23-year-old Jasmine Harrison of Thirsk, North Yorkshire, who is always pushing herself to the limit in the name of combatting climate change, has been recognised with a Rotary Young Citizen Award 2023.
In 2021, Jasmine became the youngest woman to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
Not content with just one world record, Jasmine recently became the first woman to swim the entire length of the UK.
Jasmine’s swim was to raise money for marine conservation charity Sea Shepherd UK and Surfers Against Sewage.
Jasmine was nominated for the award by The Rotary Club of Thirsk. Speaking about her swim, Jasmine commented: “This challenge has further inspired me to work with organisations driven by protecting the environment and I hope too that by doing this I have inspired others and shown that when you put your mind to something, anything is possible and you can overcome any obstacles that are put in your way.”
Jasmine is a motivational public speaker encouraging and enthusing young people to aspire and reach their potential whilst raising vital funds for Rotary, Shelterbox and other environmental challenges.
Jasmine received her award on 29 April 2023 from two former winners, Grace O'Malley and Theodor Sergiou, at a recent awards ceremony.
The Rotary Young Citizen Awards are celebrating their 16th Anniversary this year. They were started in 2007 to celebrate the amazing achievements of inspirational young people across Great Britain and Ireland, many of whom have assumed important responsibilities at a very young age. Nominations are put forward by Rotary clubs.